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Musical Fidelity - A1 - Integrated Amplifier

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Immerse yourself in the enveloping sound quality of the quintessential Music Fidelity –A1 Integrated Amplifier. Representing more than three decades of exceptional audio craftsmanship, the A1 has firmly entrenched itself as a legend of the audiophile world. An icon since its 1988 launch, the A1 is a testament to the adage that amplifier performance goes beyond simply high power. Updated for 2023, this design classic retains its original specifications, circuits, and aesthetics, but boasts modern enhancements for optimal sound delivery. Relive the classic audio experience with the blend of old-school charm and present-day technology that is the newly revitalized A1. Recapture the magic of pure, unadulterated, and beautifully rendered music that is sure to captivate even the most discerning of hi-fi enthusiasts.

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Musical Fidelity - A1 - Integrated Amplifier

Welcome to the realm of the extraordinary! The iconic Music Fidelity - A1 - Integrated Amplifier, a classic echo of the golden age of audio engineering of 1988, is back with modern updates and retains its facade of the beloved original. Revered in the vibrant world of Hi-Fi, the A1 made history by breaking all the stereotypical barriers associated with low powered integrated amplifiers; it outshone all with its undisputed prowess of driving even the most sophisticated speakers of its time. Intricately designed using pure Class A and exceptional discrete symmetrical circuitry topology, inculcated with only the highest quality components, the A1 has always seemed to redefine the rules of amplification. With several successful versions released over the years, we believed it was due time to rekindle the magic of the "first-of-its-kind." In 2023, we bring you the same specifications, appearance, and circuits of the famed 1988 version. With an updated transformer, revamped power supplies, and low noise modern components, we have given a new life to the A1. This exquisite piece stands a testament to thirty years of innovation, craftsmanship, and constant evolution. Its ability to deliver 25W Pure Class A power @ 8 Ohm, updated transformer to “dual mono-split rail” windings, the addition of a convenient remote control for volume, and so much more, the A1 Integrated amplifier is a melting pot of modern advancements and vintage charm. Not just an amplifier, the A1 is a time capsule, a journey back to the genesis, a treasure trove of memories for those who missed out in 1988, a chance to experience the original masterpiece, ornate with modern improvements.

Features:

  1. Unique Design: Equipped with the same appearance and technical specifications as the original 1988 A1 integrated amplifier model, featuring nostalgic aesthetics merged with modern alterations.

  2. Powerful Performance: Offers 25W Pure Class A power @ 8 Ohm, perfect for driving even the most challenging speakers.

  3. Enhanced Transformer: An updated transformer with “dual mono split rail” windings, improving efficiency and effectivity.

  4. IR Remote Control: Additional remote control for convenient volume adjustment.

  5. Bypassable Gain Block: A unique “direct” switch that allows the bypass of the gain block before volume control.

  6. Modern Components: Updated and enhanced components for better, more efficient and more durable performance.

  7. Precise Layout: The layout strictly adheres to the original design but places the separate supplies and power amplifiers for better output.

  8. Improved Phono Stage and Preamplifier: Offers reduced noise and hum.

  9. Reduced Noise and Heat Dissipation: Revolutionary transformer design reduces noise and heat dispersion.

  10. External Aesthetics: The signature oversized heat sinks not only protect the equipment but also define the stunning look of the A1.

Benefits:

  1. Classic Experience: Allows users to relive the golden age of audio engineering with an authentic 1988 design coupled with modern enhancements.

  2. Exceptional Sound: The A1 delivers a sweet, fluid sound and creates a stunning atmosphere of natural instruments.

  3. Compatibility: Capable of driving even the most difficult speakers with its 25W pure Class A power delivery.

  4. Convenience: The remote control offers an easy and convenient way to adjust the volume.

  5. Customizability: With the “direct” switch, you can control the gain block before the volume, allowing you to tune the output according to your preferences.

  6. Durability: Modern low noise components ensure the A1 has a long lifespan, providing value for your money.

  7. Noise Reduction: Improvements to the phono stage and preamplifier result in fewer disturbances from noise and hum.

  8. Cool Operation: With the transformer's enhanced design, you can enjoy your music without worrying about overheating.

  9. Attractive Design: The A1, with its iconic heat sinks, makes a strong statement wherever it is placed.

  10. Pure Music: With a clean and steady output, the A1 ensures that your music is always pure and undiluted, just as the artist intended.

Specifications Details
Product Music Fidelity A1 - Integrated Amplifier
Main Feature 25W Pure Class A power @ 8 Ohm
Unique Feature Discrete symmetrical topology
Main Change from Original Updated transformer to “dual mono split rail” windings
Power Supply Feature Fully independent left and right power supplies
Pre-Amplifier Feature High quality and updated ALPS RK series potentiometer
Phono Stage Feature Discrete current-mode MM/MC phono input stage
Sound Quality No harshness. No grain. Just pure music
Amplifier Power 25 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms
Voltage 42.5 Volts peak to peak
Current 25 Amps peak to peak
Damping Factor 150
Gain (volume max) 32dB (Direct Mode), 42dB (Normal Mode)
Output devices 2 per channel
Signal / noise ratio 82dB
Channel separation 85dB
Frequency response + 0, –1dB, 10Hz to 40 kHz
Line level sensitivity 300mV rms nominal, 8V rms max
Line level inputs impedance 25k Ohms
Tape Out impedance 220 Ohms
Pre Out impedance 100 Ohms
Phono RIAA response +/- 1dB
MM sensitivity 5mV nominal
MM capacitance / impedance / gain 100pF / 50k Ohms / 40dB
MM signal / noise ratio 75dB
MC sensitivity 450μV nominal
MC impedance / gain 1k Ohm / 60dB
MC signal / noise ratio 70dB
Inputs 1x phono RCA MM/MC, 5x line RCA
Outputs 1 x line level RCA fix TAPE OUT, 1 x line level RCA var PRE OUT, 1 x 4mm banana/binding posts SPEAKER OUT
Dimensions (WxHxD) 440 x 68.3 x 283.3 mm
Main voltages 230V/115V Internally set or 100V optional
Max. Consumption 130W, 0W in standby (=Power Switch OFF)
Weight 10.5kg

In conclusion, The Music Fidelity - A1 - Integrated Amplifier brings together the nostalgia of the past and vibrancy of the present. It speaks of the journey that Music Fidelity has taken to be a significant establishment in the Hi-Fi world, by amalgamating the best of both worlds - a taste of vintage charm, sprinkled with modern enhancements. This beautiful symphony of old and new is more than equipment—it's an experience. It is a true homage to the freed spirit of 1988 and the growth it has shown over these years. This is not just a purchase but a collector's item, and the A1 stands for an era of flawless sound that transcends time. To pre-order this exceptional piece of audio mastery, hop onto the The Audio Tailor, Australia's #1 Hi-Fi Store, or connect with us directly at our Brisbane Store. You can also reach us at 1300 308 711 or via email at sales@theaudiotailor.com.au. The Music Fidelity - A1 - Integrated Amplifier is not just about listening to music; it's about feeling the vibrations of the past, living the joy of the present, and resonating with the rhythm of pure sound wonderment. Witness greatness, enjoy the astounding quality, embrace the magic, and be a part of the extraordinary. Rule your audio world with the Music Fidelity - A1 - Integrated Amplifier and revive the sounds of the splendid past, today! Pre-order now, and let the music keep you engaged in its symphony.

ℹ Specifications
Specifications Details
Product Music Fidelity A1 - Integrated Amplifier
Main Feature 25W Pure Class A power @ 8 Ohm
Unique Feature Discrete symmetrical topology
Main Change from Original Updated transformer to “dual mono split rail” windings
Power Supply Feature Fully independent left and right power supplies
Pre-Amplifier Feature High quality and updated ALPS RK series potentiometer
Phono Stage Feature Discrete current-mode MM/MC phono input stage
Sound Quality No harshness. No grain. Just pure music
Amplifier Power 25 Watts per channel into 8 Ohms
Voltage 42.5 Volts peak to peak
Current 25 Amps peak to peak
Damping Factor 150
Gain (volume max) 32dB (Direct Mode), 42dB (Normal Mode)
Output devices 2 per channel
Signal / noise ratio 82dB
Channel separation 85dB
Frequency response + 0, –1dB, 10Hz to 40 kHz
Line level sensitivity 300mV rms nominal, 8V rms max
Line level inputs impedance 25k Ohms
Tape Out impedance 220 Ohms
Pre Out impedance 100 Ohms
Phono RIAA response +/- 1dB
MM sensitivity 5mV nominal
MM capacitance / impedance / gain 100pF / 50k Ohms / 40dB
MM signal / noise ratio 75dB
MC sensitivity 450μV nominal
MC impedance / gain 1k Ohm / 60dB
MC signal / noise ratio 70dB
Inputs 1x phono RCA MM/MC, 5x line RCA
Outputs 1 x line level RCA fix TAPE OUT, 1 x line level RCA var PRE OUT, 1 x 4mm banana/binding posts SPEAKER OUT
Dimensions (WxHxD) 440 x 68.3 x 283.3 mm
Main voltages 230V/115V Internally set or 100V optional
Max. Consumption 130W, 0W in standby (=Power Switch OFF)
Weight 10.5kg

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